Author: Elizabeth Strout
Review by: patco81
Earlier work from the author of Olive Kitteridge, depicting small-town life through the eyes of mother and daughter. Rather bleak and sometimes leaden; at times I had to force myself to continue, wondering whether the book was going anywhere. None of the characters were likeable enough to care about - all seemed trapped in closets of their own creation. Although the writing was at times lyrical, the content was so overwhelmingly morose and melancholy, it was a relief when the book ended so the suffering of its people would end as well.